Most Nursing Homes Reported COVID-19 Data by First Deadline, CDC Updates Nursing Home Guidelines

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Despite fines not kicking in until early June, most nursing homes successfully began reporting newly required COVID-19 data to the federal government this past week.

Each one of the nation’s more than 15,000 facilities faced a May 17 deadline for the first round of data reporting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Despite some earlier indications that thousands of buildings had yet to set up accounts through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) portal, CDC official Dr. Jenita Bell on Wednesday congratulated the industry for largely clearing the

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